New Fort Hood Commander to meet with Hasan's attorneys

POSTED: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 3:18pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

FORT HOOD – Lieutenant General Donald Campbell, III Corps and Fort Hood commander, will meet with defense attorneys for Maj. Nidal M. Hasan May 6.

The defense counsel will be able to present issues for Campbell’s consideration before Campbell makes a disposition decision in Hasan’s case.

Hasan's defense had a similar meeting with Col. Morgan Lamb, Hasan's brigade commander, where defense counsel likewise presented matters for Lamb’s consideration.

After the meeting, Lamb, serving as special court-martial convening authority, decided to forward the charges pending against Hasan to a general court-martial convening authority for disposition.

Fort Hood officials say Campbell has several options concerning charges forwarded to him for disposition. Options include sending pending charges to trial by court-martial and deciding whether such charges should be tried as capital offenses, dismissal of charges, or sending charges to a different convening authority for disposition.

No word yet on when Campbell will make his disposition decision in Hasan’s case.

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